[Cryptography] GHCQ Penetration of Belgacom

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Fri Dec 19 05:24:53 EST 2014

John Denker <jsd at av8n.com> writes:
>On 12/18/2014 11:03 AM, Ray Dillinger wrote:
>> I would fully support a UN treaty whose signers agree to charge
>> at least a 100% tariff on all imports of chips, routers, switches,
>> and computers.
>That won't solve the problem.  [...]
>Free-and-fair trade is generally a good thing.  When trade is disrupted by
>tariffs -- OR BY LACK OF TRUST -- everybody suffers.

There's a more empirical argument for why this is a bad thing: What the OP is
describing is what's known as a fortress economy.  A notable current example
of a fortress economy is North Korea.  Past examples are Romania under
Ceausescu and, further back, the Central Powers during WWI.


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